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PARENT VOICE

The Alliance works with multiple parent groups, including the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC), the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) and the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership (BFPP).  We also honor all of the work that our members do to partner with parents at the state and community level. The Alliance’s parent organizations generate and create, both individually and collaboratively, many resources that share their parent voice. It is our hope that the resources you find here will help you share and celebrate Parent Voice!

                

February is National Parent Leadership Month

To celebrate National Parent Leadership Month 2020, the Alliance is pleased to share these resources:

What Gets Your Wheels Spinning? celebrates the voice of parents and how families are going positive places in their lives by building protective factors through everyday actions. The flip side offers suggestions for ways you can begin down this path by taking action today.

Creating Parent Partnerships is a companion tool to What Gets Your Wheels Spinning? The ANPPC developed a conversation tool for parent and organizational partners to discuss where they are in the journey toward building and sustaining more effective partnerships. This tool could be used in a conversation café, a parent-provider meeting or in any situation where parent and organizational partners are working together to build protective factors and strengthen families and communities.

What Parents Say About…Building a 21st Century Community-Based Approach to Strengthening Families is the Birth Parent National Network’s (BPNN) newest issue brief. The publication focuses on strategies that can improve the child welfare system and promote earlier and more preventative supports for families. The best outcomes occur when parents are viewed as strong partners who can make important contributions to the work with their own and other families.

Partnership Academy Webinar Series

This series of webinars is created and sponsored by the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC). We believe that there are some hallmarks of great partnerships  – and we seek to find and build those hallmarks in partnerships between parent leaders and organizational leaders. The ANPPC continues to develop tools, technical assistance and other opportunities to encourage and build exemplary partnerships that demonstrate qualities such as common values, trust, mutual respect, defined expectations, synergy and great two-way communication. We hope that you will join us. If you missed any of these opportunities, we will always share materials from and recordings of past webinars.

Past Webinars:

October 8, 2019 – Tools and Tips To Get Your Wheels Spinning — Exploring the four stages of partnership

February 11, 2020 — Bringing Your Best To the Partnership — Exploring a new tool for digging into the four stages of partnership

  • Click Here to Download the Recording of the Webinar
  • Click Here to Download Materials from the Webinar

CERTIFICATES

Please use these fillable certificates to honor the parents who are partnering with you to make a difference in your communities. Besides text fields, the certificates have images fields to insert images for a signature and your organization’s logo. Note that when browsing for an image, it will default to a PDF, but you can change the file type in the lower right to say JPEG or PNG.

Go Out on a Limb

“Why not go out on a limb. That’s where the best fruit is.”

– Mark Twain

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Impact of Leadership

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

– Sheryl Sandberg

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The Light Within

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

– Maya Angelou

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PARENTS ACROSTIC IMAGES TO SHARE

The ANPPC created these images for you to share on your social media and with your networks. All year long, but especially during February – National Parent Leadership Month – is a great time to focus on your parent partners and where you are in the journey toward building and sustaining more effective partnerships.

All of the images link to the PARENTS Acrostic, which helps guide meaningful conversations about the value of true partnerships with parents.

Downloading the Images

When you click to download the images, you will be able to download a JPEG of the image and also a PDF. Web links are not live in a JPEG, so be sure to include the link provided with the image when sharing on social media. You can attach the PDF to a social media post, but the image will not be visible. The PDF will be useful for posting and sharing via email.

 

 

'P' is for Provide

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “P” in  “PARENTS” is for “Provide”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'A' is for Ask

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “A” in  “PARENTS” is for “ASK”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'R' is for Relationships

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “R”  in “PARENTS” is for “RELATIONSHIPS”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'E' is for Encouragement

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “E”  in “PARENTS” is for “ENCOURAGEMENT”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'N' is for Nurture

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “N” in  “PARENTS” is for “NURTURE”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'T' is for Trust

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “T” in  “PARENTS” is for “TRUST”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'S' is for Succeed

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “S” in  “PARENTS” is for “SUCCEED”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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